Portable Pipet-Aid XP by Drummond Scientific Co.

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Features of the Portable Pipet-Aid XP from Drummond Scientific include: • The lighter, more compact Portable Pipet-Aid® • Nine independently controlled fill and empty speed range options • Easy access battery replacement • Locking nosepiece • Removable stand • Optional Colored Nosepieces • Holster / wall bracket included Specifically designed to minimize operator fatigue, the new Portable Pipet-Aid XP is smaller and lightweight. It accepts most pipets from 1 to 100 mL. Depressing the top button... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.6
28 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
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Value for money


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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Universtiy of Missouri



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Dependable and easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Transferring liquid supplements, samples and media

"Works great! Only problem is with new users as they over fill serological pipets and then the filter has to be changed out. That has been made easier then it use to be. Thank goodness for extra filters."

Review date: 07 Oct 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Michigan



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
I have better control over liquid.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Handling liquids

"This is the most loved pipet gun in our lab. We have had this type of product from other companies as well, but I like to have this one because I have more control over liquid transfer with this pipet."

Review date: 11 Jul 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UTHSC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A great auto pipette for laboratory use
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Research in biological science

"We have been using Drummond Portable Pipet-Aid XP for many years. You can purchase once and use for a decade. We are very happy with the customer care because almost each of the breakable parts is available at a cheap price. Thanks to Drummond."

Review date: 23 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Vermont



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Quality of the Pipet-Aid not what it used to be.
Rating: 2.3

  • Application Area:Cell culture media applications

"I have used the Drummond Pipet-Aid XP for years and have liked the product. However the last two that we ordered have had problems with the motor. They intermittently will not draw up liquid and have been sent in for repairs (new parts replaced). We have had parts sent so we could replace parts as well. I would at this point no longer recommend this product to others."

Review date: 22 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP

Manufacturer's Response

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Drummond Scientific continues to stand by their products and if any issues arise we will work with the customer in providing the best solution.
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: ImmunoVision, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Life at work would be very difficult without my Pipet-Aid.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"The ease of use and reliability of all of Drummond's Pipet-Aid products are the reasons why I will not use anything else for my needs. They are consistently of high quality and durability throughout the years. Their flexibility under the hood and on the benchtop make them my go-to tools."

Review date: 19 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Reliable pipetting for many applications.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Studying the molecular basis of hypertension

"I love the Pipet-Aid XP for liquid handling in my laboratory. We study the molecular basis of hypertension in a variety of models from in vitro biochemical assays to cellular biology to in vivo animal studies and the pipet-aid XP has been very reliable in pipetting accurate volumes for all of these applications. We especially like the three set speed options for better flow control when working with adherent cells when force of washing is very important."

Review date: 19 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Boston University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very useful simple instrument with a few small issues that can be overcome.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Transfer of solutions for tissue culture

"We only use the pipette aids for volumes above 2mL, so I am not sure about actual accuracy. They are very quick & easy to use, but you must remember to charge between uses. However, sometimes the serological pipette tip loosens itself and leaks your solution and this can be very inefficient. This especially happens with larger volume tips. The batteries also seem to die beyond the help of the charger. The batteries themselves can be replaced instead of purchasing an an entire new appliance, but if that was not the issue, I'd find it a wasted effort."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Good pipettors.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell culture, molecular genetics

"We love those pipetters, though they are a little slower than exactly the same old ones that we have in our lab. We had some problems with two of them during the first year of use, but the company sent us spare parts under the warranty."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: US Geological Survey



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Super, easy to use and extremely reliable, 10/10!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology research.

"The PipetAid is one of the most useful and reliable products we have in the lab. This is at least the fourth one I have purchased between my post-doc lab and the lab I run now. I've had other similar products that don't last as long and aren't nearly as easy to use."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Durable and used everyday.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Tissue culture and routine lab analysis samples

"Great products, we have around 10. Easy to use and durable."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Workhorse pipet aid that does exactly what it should!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture, daily bench work

"This is a great pipet aid. We bought the first one on a recommendation from one of our postdocs, and we liked the first one so much that we purchased a second one shortly after! It is very straightforward to use - no extra dials or buttons or switches. The ability to change the speed for filling/expelling is really great. Obviously there will be sometimes when having a fast fill/dispense is useful, but also plenty of times when you want a more controlled dispense. There are a lot of students in our lab, so the TC nosepiece that stops airflow if it gets wet is really helpful. We haven't had to talk with customer support yet, but I did register both pipet aids online and it was a very easy and straightforward process. Regarding the value for money spent, I looked around at many other brands as well as scoured the internet for the "best pipet aid." Not only was this pipet aid highly recommended in online forums, it was personally suggested to us by our postdoc, who had used Drummond Pipet-Aids previously and favored them. This model also had one of the best prices (and our institution has special pricing with several vendors, and the Drummond was better priced still) and had a straightforward design (i.e. came with a charger, obviously depicted replacement parts online, easy to change filters). Now both pipettors live in our cell culture hoods, where they get used every day by many students."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Boston Childrens Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A necessity for the bench!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Tissue culture

"This portable pipette is easy to use and very conducive to cell and tissue culture. Often it is necessary to rest the pipette down in the hood, and the stand on the back of the head is super helpful for keeping serological pipettes from coming into contact with other things. Easy to maintain, charges hold for lengthy periods of use, and fairly ergonomic for hands and wrists. Filters can be a little difficult to change, but overall a very reliable, high efficiency, high accuracy product."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Cincinnati



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great pipette that holds its charge for an entire day (or more) of pipetting!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analysis of different bodily fluids in a pathology laboratory.

"Our lab recently attended a conference, and while walking through the auditorium we were able to discuss with Drummond Staff some of our older automated pipettes that were no longer functioning, were very slow to draw up solutions, or had to be plugged in constantly to work. The sales person was able to show us several new models, and ultimately we ordered several of the Pipette XP's for the lab. These are very powerful, don't lose suction and run for a whole day of use (at least) once the battery is charged."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UMass Medical School



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great product, some maintenance required
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Immunity of C. elegans intestine using human pathogens

"The product works very well for the most part. I have had to replace 3 of the wire harnesses, but since then they have all been working well."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: TakaraBio



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great Pipet-Aid!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Quality control

"The Pipet-Aid is very easy to use. We love the cordless ability to be able to bring it to any area we need it."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: SUNY Upstate Medical University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Having used many different brands of Pipet-Aid, I can safely say this is my favourite.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pipetting

"Consistent and reliable pipetting and comfortable to hold. Also great customer service must be mentioned."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Celltheon



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Can't work without this instrument.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"Very effective equipment and useful for our researcher. We tried different brands but Drummond was still efficient and better."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Syracuse University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product, excellent customer service!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Seeding bacteria onto NGM plates for C. elegans research

"Shortly after purchasing the Pipet-Aid, we started having issues with the motor. I worked with the company to determine the problem and they sent replacement parts for free. Their customer service is great, and we're very happy with the product! It's been working perfectly since the fix."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Mayo Clinic Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A daily tool for the lab.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:General lab bench work

"The Pipet-Aid XP is a must have in the lab. Easy to use and accurate."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great product, lasts well, really good customer service.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Immunology

"We've generally had pretty good luck with the Drummond pipet aids, and they hold up well. We use these almost constantly for cell culture. We did have a bad batch recently that had to be sent back to the company a few times, but Drummond was really responsive when I reached out about the issue. The units have been working well since they were repaired."

Review date: 18 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UC Berkeley



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Has some issues but I would purchase it again.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Tissue culture and bench top fluid handling

"Great unit, however, the variable speed switch is rather fragile. If you have many users that switch regularly from fast to medium or slow this tends to break pretty quickly. Additionally, the rate of flow is highly variable between units so if you become accustomed to one unit and switch you need to adjust to the flow of the second. Even with these issues, I would get it again."

Review date: 17 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Hartwick College



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great product. I use it everyday.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"This is a very simple product but is extremely efficient. And you can't beat the battery life!"

Review date: 17 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Absolute Standards, Inc



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A necessity in the lab and easy to use!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Transportation of liquids for dilution and packaging

"The Pipet Aid XP is easy to use, reliable, and efficient. The battery lasts a long time, minimizing the frequency of charging needed. It is a huge necessity in our lab, packaging samples in ampules or drawing up solutions into volumetric pipets for dilution."

Review date: 17 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Half Acre Beer Company



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Exceptionally useful, saves time and wear on technicians.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Quality control testing

"I have been using Pipet-Aids for years in a quality control settings. It is a fantastic device, saving countless hours and preventing the strain caused by using manual pipet pumps all day long. Drummond customer service was extremely helpful and quick to respond when we had an issue with an internal component."

Review date: 17 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Colorado - Boulder



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great piece of equipment for the price. Always satisfied.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Used for all lab work

"My researchers have found the most consistency in using the Drummond brand Pipet-Aid. Easy to use for all of their lab work."

Review date: 17 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: NCSU CVM



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product, but the holders are not always sticky enough.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Stem cell research

"Great product. Very reliable and easy to care for. The only problem I have is mounting a pipette holder inside of a tissue culture hood. Pipette holders in general tend to fall due to the double sided 'command' strips weakness. I used small screws to mount them to the sides of wooden shelves and this has been an excellent way to mount the holders permanently."

Review date: 17 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: RFSW



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Lab necessity.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular diagnositics

"Reliable pipet aid. I use it with a glass pipette and it never fails me."

Review date: 17 Apr 2019 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UCSD



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Great product, but the pipettes should be more affordable."

Review date: 09 Aug 2011 | Portable Pipet-Aid XP
Features of the Portable Pipet-Aid XP from Drummond Scientific include:

• The lighter, more compact Portable Pipet-Aid® 
• Nine independently controlled fill and empty speed range options 
• Easy access battery replacement 
• Locking nosepiece 
• Removable stand 
• Optional Colored Nosepieces 
• Holster / wall bracket included

Specifically designed to minimize operator fatigue, the new Portable Pipet-Aid XP is smaller and lightweight. It accepts most pipets from 1 to 100 mL. Depressing the top button fills the pipet, depressing the lower button empties it. The flow rate is proportional to the amount each button is depressed.

Speed Control

Each button has three speeds, F Fast, M Medium, S Slow. The medium speed is suitable for most routine techniques. Fast can be used for rapid filling of large pipets or breaking up cell clumps. Slow speed is ideal when using small pipets or when more precise delivery is required. A gravity drain model is available which substitutes a gravity drain (G) function for the fast (F) mode on the dispense button.

Battery

The XP is powered by a nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) 9 volt rechargeable battery. To obtain maximum life from the battery, recharge overnight as a routine. The battery can be replaced by removing the screw marked B on the schematic (found in Pipet-Aid XP support) below and sliding out the cover (078).

Self-Locking Double Membrane Filter

The XP incorporates a Tissue Culture Nosepiece which features a unique filter element. The TC filter will cease to allow air to pass in either direction if it becomes wet, alerting the user to possible contamination of the rubber insert. To remove the filter, slide back the nosepiece lock (074) and twist the nosepiece to release the filter.